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Ted Cruz And Steve King Are Attacking The Rule Of Law In Defense Of “Traditional Marriage”

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Ted Cruz and Steve King think the Court should be prevented from hearing any case involving same-sex marriage. Because they know they’re losing.

David Petraeus Given Slap on Wrist for Espionage Act Violation

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The former CIA Director received no jail time and a nuisance-level fine in exchange for a guilty plea to espionage charges.

Loretta Lynch Confirmed As 83rd Attorney General Of The United States

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After waiting 166 days since President Obama first appointed her to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States: The Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general on Thursday, ending months of acrimonious debate and installing a black woman as […]

Colorado Man Shoots Malfunctioning Computer

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A Colorado Man finally had enough of his malfunctioning Dell: When ctrl + alt + delete doesn’t work, just shoot the darn thing. That’s what one man did on Monday night, according to Colorado Springs police. Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a weapon within city limits after he took the fight with his […]

Supreme Court Limits Ability Of Police To Use Routine Traffic Stops To Search For Drugs

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In a 6-3 vote that defied traditional expectations, the Justices have limited the ability of police to detain people on the side of the road for long periods of time.

FBI Admits Its Forensic Experts Gave False Testimony In Hundreds Of Cases

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An elite FBI Forensics unit gave flawed and false testimony in cases over a period that lasted more than 20 years.

Previewing The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

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On April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the four cases challenging state law bans on same-sex marriage. As we get closer to that date, there are likely to be many preview pieces about what is obviously the most important case the Court will hear this term. Over at SCOTUSBlog, Lyle Denniston […]

Chris Christie’s Reefer Madness

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When it comes to marijuana policy, Chris Christie is stuck in the past.

Parents Of Youngest Victim Of Boston Marathon Bombing Call For Tsarnaev’s Life To Be Spared

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The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing argue that his killer should be spared from the death penalty.

TSA Officers Allegedly Conspired To Grope “Attractive” Flyers

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TSA abuse stories had kind of disappeared from the news, but they’re back now in a big way.

Aaron Hernandez Convicted Of Murder

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Former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez was convicted this morning of First Degree Murder in the death Odin Lloyd and will spend the rest of his life in prison: A jury in Fall River, Mass., found Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday after seven days of deliberation. Mr. Hernandez was sentenced by […]

‘Volunteer’ Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Manslaughter In Death Of African-American Suspect

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A volunteer for an Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department killed a suspect thanks to what can only be described as extreme criminal negligence.

America’s Top Law Firms Have Declined To Defend Bans On Same-Sex Marriage

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Many of America’s top law firms have declined to accept cases defending bans on same-sex marriage, and that’s okay.

Tennessee Sacrifices Property Rights On The Altar Of ‘Gun Rights’

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Legislators in Tennessee have taken the “gun rights” argument further than it was ever intended to go.

Majority Of Americans Oppose ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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A new poll suggests that the American public does not support laws that give religious exemptions to businesses that want to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted On All Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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An unsurprising outcome as we approach the second anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder In Death of African-American Man

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Thanks to one civilian with a camera, a police officer is facing charges in what appears to clearly be an improper shooting.

Louisiana Set To Become The Next ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Battleground

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A bill pending in Louisiana seems likely to become the next national focus in the debate between marriage equality and claims of ‘religious freedom.’

Rolling Stone, Campus Rape, And A Collapse Of Journalistic Ethics

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A review of Rolling Stone’s now discredited report of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia reveals a shocking failure of journalistic ethics.

Illinois Teens Charged As Child Pornographers In ‘Sexting’ Case

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Another case of teenagers ‘sexting,’ another dumb overreaction by law enforcement.

Should Convicted Murderers Get Free Sex Changes?

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A federal judge has ordered the people of California to foot the $100,000 bill for sexual reassignment surgery for someone serving a life sentence for murder.

Indiana Legislature To Vote On Revised RFRA Addressing Discrimination Concerns

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Indiana’s RFRA will be amended to address most of the concerns of its opponents. That counts as a victory.

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

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As expected, New Jersey’s senior Senator has been indicted.

Citing Fifth Amendment, Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Lois Lerner For Contempt

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The Justice Department will not pursue contempt charges against Lois Lerner because it has determined that she did not waive her rights under the Fifth Amendment.

Arkansas Governor Demands Changes To RFRA Bill

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As I noted this morning, the battle over RFRA laws and how they impact the arguments over gay rights and same-sex marriage are extending beyond Indiana, particularly to Arkansas where the state legislature approved a bill similar to Indiana’s just yesterday and sent it to Governor Asa Hutchinson. Earlier today, after an uproar that included […]

Everyone Hates The Cable Company, But This One Isn’t Their Fault

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A tale of Kafkaesque torture by Comcast Customer Service reveals that the person who really made the mistakes here was the homeowner.

The Bright Side of RFRA

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We’re down to debating whether bigots should have to sell cakes to gay people.

RFRA Battle Moves Beyond Indiana

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Arkansas, North Carolina, and Virginia may soon see the same battle over RFRA laws that is playing itself out in Indiana

Kentucky’s Defense Of Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Absurd

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Kentucky has offered the Supreme Court a defense of its ban on same-sex marriage that seems laughable.

Indiana Governor Calls For Changes To State’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

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The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.

Supreme Court Remains Silent In Case Involving Students Wearing American Flag Shirts

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The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of three students disciplined for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

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Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

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Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

Yes, Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

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Just in case there’s any question, yes, Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

Another Secret Service Incident Leads To Questions Of Drunk Driving And A Cover Up

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Last week, two members of the Secret Service were involved in an incident near the White House that may have included driving while drunk: The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after […]

Expelling Students From A Public University Over Racist Videos Probably Isn’t Constitutional

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Freedom of speech means freedom for all speech, even when it is racially offensive.

Alabama First at Something

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Sadly whenever Alabama is first at something (save perhaps in football) it is never for something good.

Senator Bob Menendez To Reportedly Face Federal Corruption Charges

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A powerful Democratic Senator looks like he’s about to be in a whole lot of trouble.

Man Sues After Burning Face Praying Over Applebee’s Fajitas, Loses

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The most ‘America’ story ever.

Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument In Same-Sex Marriage Cases For April 28th

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The Supreme Court has set oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases for April 28th: The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day. The gay marriage cases mark the only time this term that the court has agreed to the quick […]

Justice Department Finds Widespread Racial Bias In Ferguson Police Department

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A new Justice Department report has found widespread racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, but it’s a problem that goes far beyond one Missouri suburb.

Supreme Court Appears Divided In Latest Obamacare Case

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Once again, the Supreme Court appears to be sharply divided on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Justice Department Will Not Charge Darren Wilson In Connection With Michael Brown Shooting

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Unsurprisingly, Darren Wilson will not face federal charges in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown.

Alabama, Where The Constitution Apparently Doesn’t Apply

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Roy Moore and six of his fellow Judges on the Alabama Supreme Court have a rather bizarre view of Constitutional Law.

David Petraeus Pleads Guilty To Sharing Classified Information

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The most widely honored General from the Iraq and Afghanistan War has plead guilty to sharing classified information with his mistress.

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical Of Non-Legislative Redistricting

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The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down state laws that take redistricting completely out of the hands of state legislatures.

A Supreme Court Case That’s Just A Little Fishy

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A fishy tale from the Supreme Court that may give us a clue about bigger cases to come.

Justice Department Announces There Will Be No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman

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Nearly three years to the day after it started, the George Zimmerman case is essentially over.

Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt To President’s Deferred Deportation Program

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A Federal Judge has issued a temporary halt to the Obama Administration’s deferred deportation program, but appeals can be expected.

Pennsylvania Governor Imposes Moratorium On Death Penalty

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Reflecting a growing national trend away from the barbarity of capital punishment, the Governor of Pennsylvania has imposed a moratorium on executions in the Keystone State.

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